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The 2017 Belk Bowl was a postseason college football bowl game played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina on December 29, 2017. The game was the 16th edition of the Belk Bowl and featured the Wake Forest Demon Deacons of the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Texas A&M Aggies of the Southeastern Conference. It was one of the 2017–18 bowl games concluding the 2017 FBS football season. The game was sponsored by department store chain Belk.[3]

2017 Belk Bowl
16th Belk Bowl
1234 Total
Wake Forest 1721314 55
Texas A&M 14141410 52
DateDecember 29, 2017
Season2017
StadiumBank of America Stadium
LocationCharlotte, North Carolina
MVPJohn Wolford (QB, Wake Forest)[1]
RefereeSteve Strimling (Pac-12)
Attendance32,784[2]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersTV: Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Kris Budden
Radio: Matt Schick, Mike Golic Jr., TBD
Belk Bowl
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TeamsEdit

Wake ForestEdit

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons finished the 2017 regular season with a 7–5 record. The game was the team's second appearance in the bowl; they made their first appearance in 2007, when the game was known as the Meineke Car Care Bowl.

Texas A&MEdit

The Texas A&M Aggies finished the 2017 regular season with a 7–5 record. The game was the team's first appearance in the bowl.

Game summaryEdit

Scoring summaryEdit

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP WF A&M
1 12:48 A&M Charles Oliver 0-yard blocked punt return for a touchdown 0 7
1 11:04 3 55 0:31 A&M Trayveon Williams 2-yard touchdown run, Daniel LaCamera kick good 0 14
1 8:47 6 69 2:17 WF Scotty Washington 50-yard touchdown reception from John Wolford, Mike Weaver kick good 7 14
1 5:47 5 50 1:07 WF Tabari Hines 7-yard touchdown reception from John Wolford, Mike Weaver kick good 14 14
1 1:33 5 70 0:56 WF 28-yard field goal by Mike Weaver 17 14
2 13:25 9 83 2:13 WF Tabari Hines 7-yard touchdown reception from John Wolford, Mike Weaver kick good 24 14
2 12:21 WF Jessie Bates III 59-yard punt return for a touchdown 31 14
2 7:31 3 75 0:50 A&M Christian Kirk 52-yard touchdown reception from Nick Starkel, Daniel LaCamera kick good 31 21
2 4:33 3 47 0:53 WF Cam Serigne 37-yard touchdown reception from John Wolford, Mike Weaver kick good 38 21
2 0:18 9 80 1:59 A&M Christian Kirk 10-yard touchdown reception from Nick Starkel, Daniel LaCamera kick good 38 28
3 12:51 4 64 0:58 A&M Christian Kirk 9-yard touchdown reception from Nick Starkel, Daniel LaCamera kick good 38 35
3 5:55 10 75 2:19 WF 27-yard field goal by Mike Weaver 41 35
3 1:59 7 67 1:57 A&M Keith Ford 1-yard touchdown run, Daniel LaCamera kick good 41 42
4 12:39 7 35 2:50 A&M 19-yard field goal by Daniel LaCamera 41 45
4 9:06 11 69 3:33 WF Cade Carney 1-yard touchdown run, Mike Weaver kick good 48 45
4 5:52 10 72 3:14 A&M Jhamon Ausbon 13-yard touchdown reception from Nick Starkel, Daniel LaCamera kick good 48 52
4 2:18 13 69 3:34 WF Matt Colburn 1-yard touchdown run, Mike Weaver kick good 55 52
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 55 52

StatisticsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 17 21 3 14 55
Aggies 14 14 14 10 52
Statistics WF A&M
First downs 31 32
Plays–yards 97–646 94–614
Rushes–yards 48–246 31–115
Passing yards 400 499
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 32–49 42–63–1
Time of possession 30:10 29:50
Team Category Player Statistics
WF Passing John Wolford 32–49, 400 yards, 4 TDs
Rushing Matt Colburn 21 rushes, 150 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Scotty Washington 9 receptions, 138 yards, 1 TD
A&M Passing Nick Starkel 42–63, 499 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing Trayveon Williams 7 rushes, 65 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Christian Kirk 13 receptions, 189 yards, 3 TDs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/belkbowl/status/946868223831674880
  2. ^ http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400953402
  3. ^ "Wake Forest Will Face Texas A&M In 2017 Belk Bowl". Charlotte Sports Foundation. Retrieved December 4, 2017.